Digital prevention, therapeutics and aftercare for mental health in the form of physical activity and peer-support.
BuddyApp is a virtual space where we support people with depression on their journey to become physically active. On the app, two users are matched and become “buddies”; they can plan their weekly activities, track their progress, and support each other. The first prototype has been developed & tested at Charité - University of Medicine, Berlin, and currently we are funded by the Berlin Start Scholarship (Health batch). It is the only tool that brings physical activity for a particular user group into practical digital support and enables peer support, helping them ease feelings of shame and loneliness.